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Famous People Who Died of Infectious Disease

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List of famous people who died of infectious disease, listed alphabetically with photos when available. This list of celebrities who died from infectious disease includes information like the victim's hometown and other biographical information when available. Unfortunately many famous people's lives have been cut short because of infectious disease, including actors, musicians and athletes.

People include everything from Zachary Taylor to George Best.

This list answers the questions, "Which celebrities have died from infectious disease?" and "Which famous people died due to infectious disease?"

These notable infectious disease deaths include modern and past famous men and women, from politicians to religious leaders to writers. Everyone on this list has has infectious disease as a cause of death somewhere in their public records, even if it was just one contributing factor for their death. 
Zachary Taylor is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People Who Died of Infectious Disease
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Zachary Taylor (November 24, 1784 – July 9, 1850) was the 12th president of the United States, serving from March 1849 until his death in July 1850. Taylor previously was a career officer in the United States Army, rose to the rank of major general and became a national hero as a result of his victories in the Mexican–American War. As a result, he won election to the White House despite his vague political beliefs. His top priority as president was preserving the Union, but he died sixteen months into his term, before making any progress on the status of slavery, which had been inflaming tensions in Congress. Taylor was born into a prominent family of plantation owners who moved westward ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 66 (1784-1850)

Birthplace: Barboursville, Virginia, USA

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Jack Snow is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People Who Died of Infectious Disease
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Jack Thomas Snow (January 25, 1943 – January 9, 2006) was an American football player who played wide receiver at the University of Notre Dame from 1962 through 1964 and with the Los Angeles Rams of the NFL from 1965 to 1975. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 63 (1943-2006)

Birthplace: Rock Springs, Grant Village, Wyoming, United States of America

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Flora Finch is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People Who Died of Infectious Disease
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Flora Finch (17 June 1867 – 4 January 1940) was an English-born vaudevillian, stage and film actress who starred in over 300 silent films, including over 200 for the Vitagraph Studios film company. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 73 (1867-1940)

Birthplace: England, London

George Best is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People Who Died of Infectious Disease
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George Best (22 May 1946 – 25 November 2005) was a Northern Irish professional footballer who played as a winger, spending most of his club career at Manchester United. Named European Footballer of the Year in 1968, he is regarded as one of the greatest players of all time. A highly skilful winger, considered by several pundits to be one of the greatest dribblers in the history of the sport, Best received plaudits for his playing style, which combined pace, skill, balance, feints, two-footedness, goalscoring and the ability to get past defenders.In international football, Best was capped 37 times for Northern Ireland between 1964 and 1977. A combination of the team's performance and his lack ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 59 (1946-2005)

Birthplace: Belfast, United Kingdom

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